Vladislav Mikhalchuk

Vladislav Mikhalchuk was born on the 28th of March 1996 in Saint — Petersburg, Russia.   In the family of Vladislav, there were no professional musicians, but all the relatives were fond of music and that was what brought him to the P. Serebryakov Children's Art School at the age of 5.    His desire to devote his life to music and become a professional pianist came at 11 years old when he heard one of the records of the legendary American pianist Van Cliburn. His parents supported him in this and in 2010 Vladislav entered the Secondary Special Music School  at the St. Petersburg Conservatory to the class of Vladimir Suslov, the winner of the All-Russian competition "The Best Teacher of Children's Art School" (2010)  The first piano teacher was Natalia Kuznetsova, with whom Vladislav was studying up to grade 7. For the first time, he publicly appeared at the Sheremetevsky Palace at the age of 8 at the school's annual concert, and all subsequent years led an active concert life. In 2007 he received the diploma of the III Open Festival "Music over the Neva"  in the nomination "Composition" (teacher Pleshak A. V. ). In 2008 he won the 1st prize at the 5th international competition "Citta di Pesaro" in Italy in the city of Pesaro.  In 2009 he received a diploma of the 1st degree of the II International Competition of Performing Excellence "St. Petersburg Christmas Assemblies".  In the same year, he became a laureate of the second degree of the Vth Children's Open Piano Festival of Contemporary Music Performers of St. Petersburg Composers. In June 2009, becomes a prize winner at the Berlin International Music Competition 2009 "SFORZANDO" (Berlin, Germany).  In October 2009, the title of the winner of the II Annual Festival "Admiralty Stars" was conferred.  Later he took part in the III-rd festival of 2010 and IV-th festival of 2011 as a guest. In March 2013 he became the owner of the Grand Prix of the International Festival-Competition "Golden Crane".  A strong influence on the career of Vladislav Mikhalchuk was provided by the acquaintance with Adelina Ashotovna Mnatsakanova, the head of the international charitable organization "Swallow", the Honorary Academician of the Institute of International Relations.  In December 2014, from the hands of A. A. Mnatsakanova was awarded the Order of "Heart of Danko" in the nomination "The best people of Russia."  The year 2014 became significant in his career, the first solo album was recorded and later released by Oclassica record label on the 19th of May 2014.  Subsequently, on the Oclassica label, 3 more solo albums of Vladislav Mikhalchuk (Piano Classics, Rachmaninoff & Liszt Live, Romantic Piano Essentials) were recorded, as well as his recordings included in the pre-production albums with artists: Misha Fomin, Alexander Kobrin, Mikhail Mordvinov and others. In July 2016, on the initiative of Vladislav and cellist I. Sendetsky, the First Marathon of Classical Music was held. The venue was the Summer Garden in St. Petersburg. Currently continuing his education at the Royal Academy of Music in London, UK.